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Facebook for kids: Like it or leave it?

First, it was just for college students. Then, the parents joined in. Now, high schoolers are on what's probably the most successful social media platform of all...
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I really don't think ANYONE would do that. The majority of kids under 13 already have Facebook accounts, and why would they want to give up a full account in exchange for one where their parents can see and have to approve everything?

by ♥purplexing♥ on 6/4/2012 6:56:12 PM

 
 

I have a fb and I love it! But I think its not right for kids to be on fb. I think it should stay at 13+. There is to much inaproiate adds/pages on there. Even I have trouble with those things because there is to many of the things around on fb like that. To avoid trouble, I say keep it the way it is.

by susper on 6/4/2012 6:48:28 PM

 
 

I wouldn't! I mean what if I was having a private conversation with one of my best friends? It's kinda an invasion of privacy.I'm 11 and I have a Twitter, but no Facebook because of to much drama, that and there's a lot more bad stuff on there too! (Not saying there isn't bad stuff on Twitter).

by bayleesaysrawr on 6/4/2012 6:46:55 PM

 
 

Keep it at 13. 'Nuff said. Smile

by unicornninja on 6/4/2012 6:46:24 PM

 
 

I understand the privacy issue, honestly, I do. Been there, felt that. But MANY kids (17 and younger) put stuff online that they don't realize the whole world can see. It's as simple as cut and paste. I've tested it on my friends, then showed them what someone who is a "friend" can do with your pics. I found a picture (embarassing if possible), copied it to my harddrive directly from their profile, and showed them everything I could do with it if I really wanted to. Of course, I later deleted these pics and promised never to do it again. And I won't, but those friends haven't forgotten what anyone who is a "friend" can do with just a few clicks and some know-how. If parents were connected to accounts, then not only could they tell their kids not to put that stuff up online, but kids might also think twice before putting certain things online. Just some food for thought.

by missnickib on 6/4/2012 6:34:51 PM

 
 


In one way, it's lame cuz what tween would want their Facebook page linked to their parents. Especially if their parents are really protective. Even I wouldn't want that. In another way, that's pretty cool cuz kids like me can make friends. I'm home schooled and with my parents I never leave my house. So sites like GL are cool cuz I can make friends. I'm gonna gete a FB page in a few months and since I was like 9 I wanted a FB account. It goes both ways. I think they should let tweens get a Facebook account. That's just my opinion Smile Helen S.

by Princess Keziyah on 6/4/2012 6:25:38 PM

 
 

I agree with Emilyp123... The world is so attached to electronics that it wouldn't kill you to live without Facebook. It's great and all, but kids under 13 having Facebook is seriously pushing it a little bit. You're under 13... Go call your friends and meet them at a park or something, don't gossip on Facebook.
Really, everyone should limit their electronic usage. It scares me to think about what the world will be like in 20 years.

by smileysevvie on 6/4/2012 6:23:28 PM

 
 

btw, i don't think many kids are going to actually link their accounts to their parents'.

by TiCaL0ve on 6/4/2012 6:21:03 PM

 
 

um, a little freedom plz! if having an FB account puts a kid and their parents through so much trouble like linked accounts, then there is no point of having one. i would just wait to b old enough to get fb (thirteen)because honestly, there are some things kids don't want their parents to see. Most parents tend to overreact when they see some stuff but us kids and teens don't think it's such a big deal.
To avoid this trouble, kids should wait until thirteen. i think that's a responsible age.

by TiCaL0ve on 6/4/2012 6:19:35 PM

 
 

I'm 13 and getting a Facebook; this is great because people sometimes forget what Facebook is MEANT for: reconnecting with friends! Maybe you have camp friends you haven't seen, stuff like that.

by MusicIsLove123 on 6/4/2012 6:17:14 PM

 
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